Millions of workers in the global fashion industry face injustice, abuse, low wages, and modern slavery. The way we produce clothes and shoes—and the endless demand for more—is having a detrimental impact on local communities, their lands and waterways, and even the air they breathe. With the industry is responsible for up to ten per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, it’s a problem that affects us all. So we’re lifting the lid on what’s happening in the supply chains of the biggest fashion brands, to create momentum for change.
We assessed 12,600 data points covering 46 questions across three tiers of the supply chain.
Brands are scored out of 100, based on how they’re going at protecting workers and the environment.
Brands are ranked into five colours, ranging from the bottom scoring ones to the top scoring ones.
Use the Ethical Fashion Guide to find out how brands scored and how they rank compared to other brands. Ask brands to do better using our Speak Out to Brands tool.
To further understand how we assessed the Spotlight Issues, read our explainer here.
Supply chain tracing beyond final stage factories to fabric mills and farms.
Workers throughout supply chain are paid a local living wage without working overtime.
Workers can collectively organise action and have a safe, effective channel for complaints.
Effective process for addressing child and forced labour; and timely resolution of workplace violations.
Sustainable fibres including organic and recycled are chosen, guided by an environmental impact assessment.
Commitment and strategy to reduce GHG emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 or a Science Based Target
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With its mission to end poverty, Baptist World Aid Australia has published the Ethical Fashion Guide since 2013. As one of Australia’s leading publications on ethical fashion, the Ethical Fashion Guide helps consumers make better choices based on thorough data from almost 100 companies representing more than 400 brands.